The bond will consist of three propositions with the largest chunk of the funding—Proposition A—going toward capital transportation projects in the amount of $99 million.
Proposition B would allot about $12 million toward parks projects, particularly the Mission Hill Park project.
Proposition C would allot $28.5 million toward a third library branch in the southeast corner of the city.
“After nearly a year of work by the council appointed by the advisory committee, which began to reveal a number of projects that far exceed its projected capacity of $140 million without a tax rate impact, they reviewed a lot of project information provided by staff taking project tours, holding public meetings, and ultimately, the bond advisory committee recommended to the council a list of projects to consider for preliminary design,” City Manager Robert Camareno said.
Also on the May 6 ballot will be the City Council positions of mayor and council member districts 5 and 6. So far, three candidates have filed for mayor and two for each council position, though incumbents Mayor Rusty Brockman, District 5 Council Member Jason Hurta and District 6 Council Member James Blakey have yet to file for re-election.
For mayor, Roy Neal Linnartz, Edward Martinez Jr. and George Green have filed to run.
In District 5, Mary Ann Labowski and Bently Cain Paiz have filed their names for the ballot, and in District 6, Peter James Dillon and April Ryan have filed to run.
Anyone interested in running for City Council has until 5 p.m. Feb. 17 to file.